There is much evidence that the application of “radical acceptance” effectively transforms acute and chronic patterns of negativity, pain, and suffering into more positive experiences.
The natural tendency of energy and consciousness is to flow freely and creatively. Natural flowing energy is perceived as satisfying, pleasurable, and positive. Negative emotions and sensations occur when we resist and block the natural, spontaneous flow of energy and consciousness.
Radical acceptance is an effective antidote to negativity because the infusion of loving, nonresistant streams of energy evoke the release of energy blocks and resistances. Transforming blocked energy back to its natural flowing state results in positive perceptional experiencing.
Introducing an attitude of radical acceptance (also called unconditional love) provides an ample supply of dynamic, positive flow to encourage even the strongest elements of resistance (fear) to release and realign with nature’s natural flow of positive energy and stream of consciousness. Knowing this is especially helpful when we have difficulty redirecting our attention away from strong, stubborn, negative thought and feeling patterns toward more positive ones. During these times, responding to negative thoughts and perceptions with an attitude of acceptance (receptivity, forgiveness, and love) diminishes the negativity by introducing a natural, positive, nonresistant flow of energy. Negative, fearful attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs always resist and block the natural flow of consciousness while acceptance and love are non-resistance, free-flowing forms of energy that produce pleasurable, expansive, creative experiencing.
In conclusion, the attitude of radical acceptance can be viewed as an energetic introduction or inclusion of positively charged elements of love and freedom into energy patterns that are non-accepting and resisting the natural flow of the universe. This introduction of positive, flowing energy relaxes and dissolves resistances and blocks that have been causing negativity, pain, and suffering by inhibiting the natural inclination of energy and consciousness to move and change. Radical acceptance will positively transform even the strongest, most rigid, and resistant energy patterns by freeing them to return to their natural state of movement, flow, and creative expression.